This is my month by month guide for traveling. Whether it be for your honeymoon, a work break, or just an escape from reality, there is always a perfect place for everyone.
January- Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Scotland, Norway, Australia, France, Switzerland, Austria, The West Indies and the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, South Africa
For fun in the sun, head to the Caribbean or Australia. Celebrate the new year in Rio or you may want to hit the slopes of the Alps or gaze at the Northern Lights in Norway. The Shetland Islands and Scotland host the biggest fire festival in Europe which never fails to get positive reviews.
February-Buenos Aires, Argentina, Africa, Egypt, South Africa, Hawaii
In the month for romance, Paris is always a good option. Now is the time to go to Asia with Burma, Northern India and the Philippines typhoon free. If you're a thrill seeker trekking in Nepal will be amazing with plenty of sunshine. Buenos Aires offers fab deals in February. Hawaii is also perfect for a sun escape, with great surfing this time of year. South Africa & Egypt are very doable before the temperatures begin to soar.
March- Italy, Asia, America, Cuba, Argentina, the Maldives
Europe is improving weather wise and Italy should be pleasantly warm and not very busy in the typical tourist spots. Asia is still good, so why not try India before the monsoon season? If wanting to stay in America, Florida is in high season with hot, dry weather. In South America it's an excellent time to visit Cuba where it's dry season. In Argentina, Patagonia has pleasant weather but some very high winds at altitude. My favorite, Maldives, is perfect, where it's dry and temperatures are ideal!
April- Crete, Malta, Balearic Islands, Africa, Amsterdam, America, Turkey, the Philippines, Japan, Australia
Crete, Malta and the Balearic Islands are all warm and sunny. In Amsterdam it's Tulip season so a trip to the tulip fields would be amazing. The US is still a great option so why not go all out and road trip it. California, Nevada and Las Vegas, Louisiana, Washington and Florida are all perfect choices - as it's off-peak you should be able to grab some good deals.
May- Europe, China (depending on the area), the Philippines, the Bahamas, Mexico, Australia
Scotland is at its sunniest, Europe is also at its prime, with Croatia, Hungary and Portugal are all good options. The Philippines and Bahamas are great for sun, white sand, and turquoise seas. Perhaps visit Prague, as all the flowers and trees are in full bloom and the Prague Spring Music Festival is on for 3 weeks with symphony, opera and chamber concerts.
June-Europe, Namibia, Brazil, The Caribbean, Canada, Cuba.
Europe is still the perfect in midsummer. In the north, Sweden, Norway and Finland promise days almost without end as they enter white nights, when the sun barely sets and it's warm for hours. Ireland is at peak attractiveness, and the Greek islands are also rather beautiful. Brazil is pretty much dry, and temperatures are perfect. In Canada not only is the weather good but it's also Canada Day and the time of year for The Montreal Film and International Jazz Festivals.
July- Australia, Europe, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, America
Europe is popular but crowded. In Peru and Bolivia, the rains stop, but it can be still a little chilly. If you like the great outdoors, then head to the National Parks in America like Yosemite.
August - Europe, South Africa, Peru & Tibet
You can't go wrong with the Mediterranean coasts of Europe in August with sunny days and if you're into music there's a wealth of music festivals to choose from in historic settings. South Africa is perfect for the adventurous and Peru and Tibet are both great for hiking (or pure relaxation).
September- Portugal, Croatia, Africa, America, China, Japan.
Europe is cooling down – one of my favorite times to cruise the Amalfi coast! Northern Africa is an amazing option for wildlife and scenery. In America, New England is gorgeous in early Fall. Likewise, it's a great time to visit China and Japan.
October- India, Turkey, Cyprus, Africa, Egypt, South Africa, America, Argentina, Japan, Venice
Africa and Egypt experience pleasant climates in October. We have a great month in America, (the midst of football season), where the temperatures are pleasant, and the leaves are beautiful! Argentina has hot, dry weather right now and it's a great time to see the wildlife. For guaranteed sun, try Turkey or Cyprus. Venice will be much less crowded than the summer yet still nice and warm. Japan has pleasant weather and gorgeous autumn foliage.
November- New Zealand, Hawaii, Aspen, Germany, America, South America, Morocco, Belize, Hong Kong
It’s Thanksgiving in America, so head to New York for the tree lighting! Germany is the place to go for the Christmas markets or perhaps Nuremberg, Munich or Berlin. Get your skis out and head for Aspen or Deer Valley. For guaranteed sunshine head to Hawaii or Morocco where temperatures are great. In Hong Kong November is "Wine & Dine Month", with ample foodie events and offers.
December- Mexico, Belize, Skiing Destinations, the Caribbean, Cambodia, Australia, Iceland.
Skiing is popular in December. The Pyrenees in France/Spain and the Austrian, Swiss or Italian Alps are all good picks. Head to Belize, explore unspoiled Caribbean islands, reefs and tropical rainforests with world-class scuba diving, sailing, fishing, hiking, great Mayan history.
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